University of Bristol

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THE World Ranking: 76

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The University of Bristol is the 29th best university in the world (QS World University rankings 2014) and is one of the most popular universities in the UK. With a completion rate of 98.99%, 11 Nobel Prize winners among its alumni and Winston Churchill as an ex-Chancellor (1929-1965), the University of Bristol is a powerhouse of teaching and research! The University of Bristol is a member of the elite Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities and the Worldwide Universities Network, a grouping of research-led institutions of international standing. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, nearly 83% of research at Bristol was awarded either the top 4* rating, defined as ‘world leading’, or the 3* rating, classified as ‘internationally excellent’. Our researchers tackle some of the world’s most urgent issues in the areas of health and disease, climate change, food security, energy and social justice. The University has been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education – the highest accolade for any academic institution – in recognition of its leading-edge research in obstetric and neonatal practice, which has made a positive difference to mothers and babies throughout the world. The University is made up of 25 academic schools, organised into six faculties: Arts; Engineering; Medical and Veterinary Sciences; Medicine and Dentistry; Science; and Social Sciences and Law and has approximately 14,000 undergraduates and 6,000 postgraduate students from more than 120 countries. The city of Bristol is also a wonderful place to study. Crowned European city of the Year (2009) and European Green Capital for 2015 Bristol has also won plaudits in the national press with The Sunday Times’ Best Places to Live in Britain, naming Bristol as the ‘best city in the UK to live in’ (March 2014). Nicknamed ‘The San Francisco of the UK’ by the locals, Bristol is haven for the arts (Banksy), music, festivals, culture, history, shopping and boasts one of the best retention rates of graduates in the UK.

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‘Take a few moments to reflect’: End of the academic year

‘The end of the academic year always sneaks up on you. One moment you’re sitting in the library, staring into books for days and then, all of a sudden, the exam invigilator says “pens down” and you’re done. Maybe you head to the pub for a drink to celebrate or maybe you just go home and head straight to bed. Will you be going home soon? Or will you be taking a vacation?  In the blink of an eye everything changes when that final

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‘The process was laughably confusing’: Moving accommodation at the end of the year

Before arriving at university I’d never moved house. Whether you think this is fortunate or unfortunate, it left me quite unprepared for packing my belongings at the end of my first year. Since I was returning to the US before the let on my accommodation began, I needed to store the many belongings I’d amassed during first year. The process was laughably confusing.   The first question I asked myself that summer was simple: Where do I store my stuff?

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‘Open the books and start revising’: How to find your best study schedule

While there's much fun to be had while studying in a new country, ultimately you'll need to get your head down to study when it matters. Emilia offers some tips from her own time as an international student in the UK...   ‘The library is a critical part of university geography. At Bristol , the Arts and Social Sciences library — not so affectionately dubbed ‘the ASS’ — merges a central 24/7 library with

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‘When my friends go home... I pretend that I’ve gone home as well’: Coping with homesickness

Homesickness is one of the biggest hurdles for international students to overcome - it's a big reason why many decide not to pursue study abroad (which is a shame). Everyone feels homesick at some point, even domestic students who you'll meet. Emilia talks about her experiences missing home and how she combatted it...   ‘As an international student, going home frequently becomes a taboo topic amongst friends. Your housemate who lives in

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Hotcourses Diversity Index (What is this?)

DIVERSITY INDEX
Source: HESA

131 International student nationalities at this university

FEEL AT HOME INDEX
Source: HESA

2.03% International students from USA

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018
Source: THE

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OVERALL SCORE

64.8%

TEACHING

45.7%

INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK

84.8%

INDUSTRY INCOME

39.3%

RESEARCH

51.2%

CITATIONS

94.7%
QS World University Rankings 2017-2018
Source: QS

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Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017
Source: ARWU

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Student life in numbers

COSTS PER YEAR
OVERALL COST OF LIVING

£13000

CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

£7918

AVERAGE TUITION FEE PER YEAR

UNDERGRADUATE

£18680

POSTGRADUATE

£17450

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Shreya, Singapore 4

Definitely an experience of a lifetime

I have been enjoying my University experience so much thus far. The course is interesting and very intellectually stimulating and the lecturers and tutors are supportive. The city is lovely as well and there is always something to do, be it with a society or just on your own. The most important advice read full review

I have been enjoying my University experience so much thus far. The course is interesting and very intellectually stimulating and the lecturers and tutors are supportive. The city is lovely as well and there is always something to do, be it with a society or just on your own. The most important advice I would give someone thinking of studying at the University of Bristol is to make sure they have researched the course they wish to apply for thoroughly and if possible, to visit the city and campus during one of the Open Days. show less

Arvind 5

AccFin @ Bristol

Work hard, explore the city and start using the careers services early on your course.

Work hard, explore the city and start using the careers services early on your course.